Without a chance to brush up on my poor speaking or understanding of French, I was whisked away from LA to Montréal, Canada after an invite came into my inbox to attend the 3rd annual world music conference/festival Mundial Montréal.
As post-9-11 Americans, we know all too well that there's often a thin line between the separation of church and state and the infringement of rights we would otherwise take for granted; it's not easy to preserve individual rights while protecting religious groups.
We're in the midst of a wave of innovation, where incredibly exciting companies are springing up all over the world. While cities like San Francisco, Tel Aviv, London and Berlin are leading the way, that doesn't mean you can discount a whole plethora of other places, including where you live.
Montreal has such a rich history that visitors can easily overlook the young, underground culture. In fact, I consider this French-Canadian city to be one of the best alternative travel destinations in North America.
Montreal, the city known for doing magical things with poutine, is the perfect place to plan to a culinary vacation. But pack your pajama jeans, because eating here doesn't fall under the category of light.
At the stroke of midnight on Saturday, the six survivors in the 2013 edition of the Montreal International Musical Competition, this year devoted to the violin, were announced from the stage of Bourgie Concert Hall at the Montreal Fine Arts Museum.
I just returned from Montreal where, thanks to the Jewish Book Council and to the Montreal Public Library, I spoke to a group of around 70 or 80 members, whose many intelligent questions kept the evening lively and the auditorium buzzing.
Funny, surprising and full of heart, the French-Canadian comedy Starbuck has nothing to do with coffee (that name, after all, came from a character in Moby-Dick) and everything to do with redefining notions of family.
We bring you six of the most popular destinations for bachelor and bachelorette parties. But instead of limiting you to the traditional activities, we also offer alternative options for those looking for something a little different.